Posted on 2nd Apr 2012 @ 9:20 AM
Methoxetamine To Be Banned In The UK! Latest News Coverage
The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Temporary Class Drug) Order 2012 subjects 2-(ethylamino)-2-(3-methoxyphenyl)cyclohexanone (commonly known as methoxetamine), and its simple derivatives, to a temporary class drug order under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. Comes into force at 00:01 on Thursday 5 April 2012.
Methoxetamine aka MXE aka Mexxy is to become the first chemical to be banned temporarily under new government powers, the Home Office has said.
The ban comes in response to the ACMD's advice on Methoxetamine.
Methoxetamine will be made illegal n the UK for up to 12 months while the Government's drugs advisers decide whether it should be permanently controlled.
The ban has come about due to the misue of the research chemical. It appears to be the case that in some hands Methoxetamine was being misused as a legal high.
Thereas May stated in her letter to Les Everson that Methoxetamine's effects are similar to that seen with Ketamine.
Simple possession of a temporary class drug is not an offence under the 1971 act
28th March Lord Henley said: The drug will become illegal in the forthcoming days while the order is formally implemented and after law enforcement agencies are made aware of the changes. It will also give suppliers and manufacturers the chance to dispose of the drug.
The Government has today announced that the legal high Methoxetamine (also known as MXE, mexxy, MKET and roflcoptr) will be subject to a temporary class drug order for up to 12 months. This means that it will soon be illegal to sell or supply MXE, including giving it away to friends. It will also be illegal to possess MXE for the purpose of selling it; possession for personal use will not be illegal, though police may still confiscate and destroy it.
Full Article - http://www.talktofrank.com/news/legal-high-mxe-be-banned
Mrs Speaker sparks ANOTHER storm after claiming she's tempted to try 'Mexxy' drug before it's outlawed
Sally Bercow Comments:
‘Am I the only one now slightly tempted to try mexxy before it becomes illegal?
‘Oh, the mexxy ban is only 'temporary'. What's that all about? (Am now obsessed with the stuff, despite never having heard of it 1/2 hr ago)’
She then replied to fellow tweeters who said that as Methoxetamine was being made illegal, more would want to try it, adding: ‘agreed’.